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Combatting the Pandemic Impact: U.N. SDG 4 - Quality Education Is Key to Sustainable Development

Posted by Dr. Khurram Jamil, President - Strategic Initiatives on Jan 20, 2021 8:58:09 AM

In a world in need of sustainable development, education remains key. In fact, Quality Education is the fourth of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—recognized as a catalyst toward “socioeconomic mobility and … escaping poverty.” The pandemic, however, has threatened that progress, with 91 percent of students worldwide impacted at some point by temporary school closures and learning disruptions. As the U.N. observed, “The global pandemic has far-reaching consequences that may jeopardize hard won gains made in improving global education.”

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Topics: COVID-19, education